Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Kipp is off again

and this time so very far away and the bittersweet feelings are back. Somehow when he went to Ireland, yes it broke my heart but i just knew it was for a short time and he had a friend there, this time he's on his own and in a place where the culture and language are so different. His contract is for one year and then who knows where or when his next adventure begins. He leaves for Japan in less than a week. We had a lil neighborhood good by party/bbq for Kipp as he grew up with these good folks and he really cares about them and i do believe they care about him. anyway here are some pics of that gathering. Setting up the bar Kipp Kipp and Charlie the elegant MaryJo and me Sandy Rick MaryJo and Marion Vince Johanna and Dennis Harrison joins in and so does Henry,clearly i need to eat more food and put down the glass Archie is in the mix cause neither on of those Bostons can take the other one getting an ounce more attention of nibblet of food. Stevie, Harrison's lil brother but i guess now i should say younger as non of these boys are little any longer. And no he didnt wear that over, he found it in our garage. giggle Kipp we will all miss you jogging around the neighborhood, changing the church signs (allegedly) with Harry, and partying with the "triad" wish more pics would of turned out with Iris, Pat and George and Judy, although we do have George in one of the videos giggle. So its the last week to get groceries for the 3 of us and its gonna kill me after he's gone to see the left over stuff that only Kipp eats,to go into his room, to find the sock that belongs to him, the house will be cleaner but who really cares and it wont be that much cleaner anyway, the quiet is gonna be dreadful and i'm gonna miss my dear son who is darling, kind, funny, silly,helpful, loving, and decent amoung so many other things and now a grown man leaving for good and far away.


  1. Hi Jinx!
    Tell Kipp to have a wonderful adventure,
    make good friendships, eat well balanced meals,
    change his underwear every day, pick up after himself, call or write his family as often as he can... but above all be safe! (giggle, giggle)

    All kidding aside I wish Kipp the best!

  2. Oh Audrey THank you, i am having a really hard time right now.

  3. What great photos!! Awwwww Carol, I know you are sad but please don't be. He is a wonderful young man with the whole world ahead of him. You and your hubs did a fantastic job raising him. ♥
    I see Henry and Archie were getting in on the action too! **giggle**
    Give 'em both a smooch for me.
    :> )


My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008